3 Night Cruise Ananda
Cruise & sailing
Join Sanctuary Ananda and settle into your suite in time for lunch (guests arriving on earlier flights can enjoy optional, additional charge tours to Minanthu weavers' village, a jaggery workshop and Thone Zu Pagoda).
In the afternoon, travel to Bagan by coach to visit some of the most important temples and pagodas among the 2,000 which comprise this most magnificent archaeological site - the Ananda, the Htilominlo and the Pyathatgyi. Enjoy the sunset from the latter, before visiting a laquerware workshop at Myinkaba village. Return to the ship for cocktails and dinner while enjoying a traditional performance.
Choose one of two early morning optional excursions - a balloon ride over Bagan (additional charge) or sunrise meditation at one of the temples. Otherwise, after breakfast visit the sacred Buddhist Shwezigon Pagoda which houses a bone and tooth of the Gautama Buddha and the Gubyaukgyi Temple as well as Nyaung U market. Return to the ship to sail northwards on the gentle Ayeryarwady river.
A choice of lectures and demonstrations are on offer during the afternoon or simply enjoy the scenery from the sundeck by the pool, or Kansi Panorama Lounge or relax on your own private balcony. Anchor for the night.
Breakfast at leisure or enjoy early morning meditation or yoga classes on board as the ship sails towards Ava the ancient imperial capital for five centuries. After lunch visit the monasteries and pagodas of Bagaya, Sagaing and Amarapura by horse and cart or coach. Take time to visit local silversmiths and textile workshops before heading to the U Bein Bridge for drinks at sunset.
Return to the ship for a farewell dinner followed by a traditional musical performance.
Arrive in Mandalay and disembark. A number of optional excursions including a tour of the city can be booked for an extra charge.